Third Party Security Assessments & Audits

Securing the Weakest Link in the Cybersecurity Chain

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Third Party Security Assessments & Audits:

 Third parties remain responsible for a large number of high profile cyber attacks including the US Office of Personnel Management, Target, Sony, US IRS, Costco, and O2 amongst others.

 


With the ever increasing dependency on outsourcing it is a business imperative for businesses to manage risks posed by third parties. Leaving the backdoor unlocked is simply not an option. 

Managing the Risks posed by the Supply Chain

Just as a burgler would rather enter a house through an unlocked door, so do cyber criminals prefer the easiest route to a successfull attack.  The weakest link in the chain, the easy route is the third party. 

Some 3rd Parties that could pose a risk to your organisation

  • Web hosting
  • Data centres
  • Web & application development companies
  • Payment providers and gateways
  • Call centres
  • Customer service centres
  • IT service outsourcers
  • Managed service providers
  • Auditors
  • HR outsourcers

All of the above can be high valuable targets, as they may hold customer/employee data, intellectual property or credit card data. The theft or distriction of which can cause an organisation significant pain, Both financially and to the reputation of the business.

CMA can support your organisation to establish and implement processes to reduce your supply chain risk by:

  • Reviewing and improving supplier risk management processes and frameworks.
  • Reviewing and improving operational information security controls.
  • Assessing a supplier's baseline security posture.
  • Reviewing and improving response in depth controls.

 

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